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Press release: ICAO SG urges Africa’s aviation leaders to seize opportunities for safety and security performance improvements, air transport growth, and pandemic recovery

Montréal, 20 July 2021 – Addressing Africa’s aviation leaders last week, most notably through her opening of the 2021 AFI Aviation Week, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu highlighted the tremendous potential future for aviation in Africa that could be achieved through the realization of regional commitments, and underscored the critical role aviation should play in States’ pandemic recovery planning. Over recent years, overall safety confidence and performance in the AFI region has improved in tandem with a dramatic decrease in the number Significant Safety Concerns (SSCs), from seven in 2015…

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Press Release : RwandAir Dream miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club launch loyalty partnership for frequent fliers

KIGALI, 12 July, 2021 – RwandAir has become the first – and only – Sub-Saharan African airline to launch a loyalty partnership with Qatar Airways. The two carriers have joined forces to offer RwandAir Dream Miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club loyalty members access to each other’s destinations with the opportunity to ‘earn and burn’ points across their reciprocal route networks. Under the new deal, RwandAir Dream Miles members will be able to fly to more than 140 Qatar Airways destinations using miles earned by flights bought through RwandAir. Qatar Airways…

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Tunisia: Mohamed Rejeb, becomes CEO of the Office of Civil Aviation and Airports

On Monday, June 28, the Ministry of Transport and Logistics announced the appointment of Mohamed Rejeb, replacing Lotfi Mhissen to head the Office of Civil Aviation and Airports (OACA). Adviser in air safety at the headquaters of OACA until his appointment, the new CEO of OACA, is an industrial engineer, graduated from the School of Engineers of Tunis (1992) and holds a master’s degree in aeronautical operations of the School of Civil Aviation in Toulouse (1993).

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Morocco, the country with the most AHA accredited airports

15 of the 22 airports in the Kingdom of Morocco have joined the list of airports that have received the “Airport Health Accreditation” (AHA), issued by the Airports Council International (ACI). These are the airports of Marrakech-Menara, Casablanca-Mohammed V, Agadir-Al Massira, Rabat-Salé, Oujda-Angad, Fez-Saïs, Tangier-Ibn Batouta, Ouarzazate, Nador-El Aroui, Essaouira-Mogador, Al Hoceima-Chérif El Idrissi, Errachidia-Moulay Ali Chérif, Tetouan-Saniat R’mel, Dakhla, and Laâyoune-Hassan 1er. With this large number of certified airports, Morocco tops the list of countries with the most AHA-accredited airports, ahead of South Africa, which has 10. Created to…

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Niger : Inauguration of the renovated Mano Dayak International Airport in Agadez under ASECNA management

The Minister of Transport, Mr. Alma Oumarou, proceeded on Wednesday, June 16, to the inauguration of the Mano Dayak International Airport of Agadez, which was rehabilitated and modernized in 2016 under the Agadez Sokni program. Thus, this airport, which now meets international standards, comes under the community management of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA). The handover ceremony was attended by the Director General of ASECNA, Mr. Mohamed Moussa, the PCA of ASECNA as well as regional authorities, namely the Governor of the…

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Portrait: Who is Willie Walsh the new Executive Director of IATA?

Appointed last November at the 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Irish Willie Walsh officially replaced the French Alexandre de Juniac in the general management of the association on April 1. But who is the 8th IATA Director General? Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1961, Walsh joined the country’s flag carrier Aer Lingus in 1979, as a cadet pilot, becoming a captain in 1990. One year earlier, he had moved into a management position in the airline’s flight operations department, beginning a rise…

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